Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pikes Peak Greenway

10 miles
8:00 am) 50's sunny
Felt pretty tired today. Last 3 miles I felt out of gas. I was sick yesterday
and the effects of that took a toll. Another easy week.
28.5 miles for the week.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pikes Peak Greenway

8 miles
8:00 am) sunny and cool
Easy run. Feeling better each day.


Saturday, October 18, 2014


3.8 miles
 First run all week. I have been very sore this week and had no desire to try to
run. I actually felt better than I anticipated. Going to run little for at least 2 more
weeks. I need some recovery time. I then plan on starting a 18 week training
block for my next goal race March 7. Going to try something new with my
training in hopes for a break through at the marathon. I'm determined to break
2:40. To do this I'm going to follow the Hansons Marathon Method program.
It's totally different than what I have been doing. This is what I need I hope.
Change usually stimulates new growth. Their plan is speed, strength, tempo
and a 16 mile long run every other weekend. The 16 miler is the longest
you run on this plan. It's harder than it sounds though because you run like
10 miles the day before so you are somewhat fatigued going into the run.
I look forward to mixing it up and seeing what happens.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Chicago Marathon #39

26.2 miles 2:46:19
7:30 am) 50 degrees sunny!
This was the largest marathon I have ever participated in. This made for a stressful
morning. I barely made it to my corral and when I finally got in I could not work
my way up to where I wanted to start. I started back near the 3:00 pace group.
I needed to use the restroom one last time but had no time for this. My corral
closed at 7:20 and I actually didn't get into it until after 7:20 they were threatening
to shut it down. I barely squeaked in.  Totally stressed out and worrying about
all the traffic I was going to be dealing with. So the gun went off and I started
dodging in and out. I found some running room but couldn't open it up like I
would normally have done. Took several miles to become less clustered.
Finally when it opened up I got my groove on and started running faster and
at a easier effort. Hit the half at 1:22:35. Second half was a bit slower as my
fitness was not super going into this race 1:23:44 (2:46:19).
I'm pleased with my race and had a blast in Chicago. Great experience!
The highlight of the weekend was Bethany finishing her first marathon.
I'm super proud of her. She put in the training and she did awesome!
I'm pretty sure she will be doing more marathons in the future:)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Nielson Challenge

6 miles total
1 mile warm up
2 mile race 11:52, 3rd overall. Last month I was 12:02.
3 mile cool down


4 miles easy. 7:10 average

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tempo Run

8 miles total 54:47 6:50 average per mile
5:30 pm) 60's
Pikes Peak Greenway
2 mile warm up
5 mile tempo
6:03, 6:01, 6:13, 6:13, 6:06
1 mile cool down
Best tempo run I have had in some time.

Falcon Trail
6.57 miles.
Easy paced run.